Design Thinking: Activism Hackathon

04.24.2021 10:00 am -1:30 pm

Event Details

How might we spread awareness about issues affecting our community? Join Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, and designer Verda Alexander of Studio O + A for a hands on-workshop for activists, artists, and designers.

Students will work in teams to design a pop-up art installation that brings awareness to an issue in their community. Students will leave the workshop with a blueprint for their own installations, as well as techniques for collaboration.

Wait, what is an installation? Good question! An installation is a 3D work of art that a person can walk through- something that transforms a place! Think street art or a pop-up that is open to the public.


Note: The first 20 students to RSVP (by April 15th at the latest) will receive a complimentary dot grid notebook, fine tip drawing pen, chisel tip/fine point art marker, and paper Happy Journal!

leading this workshop

Verda Alexander

Guest Artist

Studio O + A

Kirsten McNally

Guest Facilitator

Manager of Integration Programs, Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum

Cecilia Vidal

Guest Facilitator

Education Associate, Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum

Corey Gutch

Guest Facilitator

Co-founder/Principal, Civilization

Michael Ellsworth

Guest Facilitator

Co-founder/Principal, Civilization

Kristine Johnson

Workshop Coordinator

Co-founder, Chief of Design, Cognition Studio Inc

David Kendall

Workshop Coordinator

Principal, UX Design AT&T

Megan Ingalls

Program Dir.

Arts & Design Administrator

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